ND   JMC : History of Medieval Philosophy / by Maurice De Wulf


434. Stoicism. -- The revival of ancient philosophies becoming the fashion at the Renaissance, it is not surprising to find certain humanists attach themselves to some or other of the secondary luminaries in the firmament of Grecian philosophy.

JUSTUS LIPSIUS (1547-1606), a humanist rather than a philosopher, was professor at the University of Louvain, where he defended the ancient Stoicism (Manuductio ad Stoicam Philosophiam). He earned a widespread reputation but did not succeed in creating a school. Stoic doctrines are found, however, to have permeated quite a number of the Renaissance systems. They are in evidence in the writings of Erasmus, Zwingli, Leonardo Bruni, Melanchthon and other representatives of Theism.

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